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Eighth grade boys continue successful season with win over Clear Creek
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Dakohta Sonnichsen goes in for an easy score against the Clear Creek Bobcats last week at Dawson County Middle School. - photo by Amy French Dawson County News

The eighth grade boys' basketball team made easy work of the Clear Creek Bobcats last Thursday during a game at Dawson County Middle School.

The Tigers won 42-26.

Brenden Swafford had an early fast break that was good and drew the foul to start things off for Dawson County. From that point, on the Tigers did not trail.

"The guys played great," said Head Coach Johnathan Tinsley about the effort. "[They] start to gel as a unit."

Dakohta Sonnichsen went to the line next and put in both shots.

The lead spread to 8 points and Clear Creek took a time out. After the Tigers added 4 more points, the Bobcats put in back-to-back 3-pointers to cut the lead briefly.

After one quarter, DCJH held a 15 to 7 lead over the Bobcats.

Sonnichsen had a no look pass to Mason Barns who drained a three of his own. Barns had 9 points on the night and Sonnichsen added 8.

At the half, Dawson had a 27-7 lead.

Sonnichsen continued to distribute the ball well in the second half, driving and getting the ball out to his teammates.

Tinsley said he is pleased with the way the team continues to improve and wants to develop the players to be ready for the next level.

"I would love to have them playing at a high level at the end of the season," he said.

The Tigers continued to dominate down the stretch.

Swafford ended with 6 points and Will Howard had 5 of his own.

The win takes the team to 5-1 overall. The Tigers played Lumpkin County on Dec. 12, but results were not available as of press time.

The team will travel to play at 4:30 p.m. tomorrow at Fannin.